In many older houses and apartments the bathrooms are small and lacking in the features that people expect in a modern home. If you are thinking about remodeling an older style bathroom, or making the most effective use of the space. Here are some tips on how to revamp a small cramped bathroom.
Before you start on your bathroom remodeling project it is a good idea to list what facilities you and your family want, bearing in mind that you may need to make some compromises to create a bathroom that suits your family and would also appeal to potential buyers of your home.
For example, installing a shower stall rather than a full length bath tub may save space and suit your family’s lifestyle but will not improve your home’s market value.
A tub designed in the Asian style will be deep and short, with a smaller footprint than a regular sized bathtub, and the space you save could be used for a storage cabinet or shower stall. When choosing a shower stall, remember that curved glass panels give an impression of spaciousness.
Another way of making your bathroom feel airier and larger is by clever use of lighting. Consider replacing clear window glass with frosted panels and doing away with fussy blinds or curtains; fitting a panel of frosted glass to the bathroom door will also help you to get the most from natural light.
To provide even illumination without shadows in a small bathroom, choose ceiling light fittings in preference to lights around a vanity mirror. Consider using mirrors to reflect natural and artificial light and make the space feel larger.
Lighter colors tend to make a room look airy; porcelain tiles with grouting that matches the color of tiles are very practical for bathrooms. Try some of these design ideas to achieve a new bathroom that feels spacious and stylish and enhances the value of your home.